Bang Niang Beach – Holidays at La Vela Khao Lak


The beautiful Bang Niang Beach is located in the holiday destination of Khao Lak on the west coast of Thailand. It‘s surrounded by the Andaman Sea and the approximately 1.5 km long sandy beach is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained beaches in this holiday region. Above all, it impresses with a tranquil flair, its fine red-yellow sand and the sheer magical sunsets. On top, the Bang Niang Beach is ideal for swimming and for long beach walks. But not only beach lovers will love this great piece of earth: Awesome excursions and exciting activities around Khao Lak for sure won`t let you get bored.

We stayed at the Hotel La Vela Khao Lak, one of the top hotels at Khao Lak. In this blog article we will share with you our experiences about our stay at Bang Niang Beach and we’ll show you all the highlights awaiting you during your stay at La Vela Khao Lak.

La Vela Khao Lak

Located directly on the beautiful Bang Niang Beach you will find the Hotel La Vela Khao Lak – a stylish design hotel that just opened in 2017. This fabulous 4-star resort is one of the most awesome places in this holiday region. For that, a stay is a guarantee for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday in Thailand / Khao Lak.

Exceptional design, breathtaking pool landscapes and the great location on Bang Niang Beach – the hotel has lots to offer. The breakfast is just delicious and very healthy.  Also a Fitness and Spa area can be found in the hotel as well as a cozy cafe and a great infinity pool bar with breath-taking sea views.

Also, the location of the La Vela Khao Lak is really good. The Hotel is situated directly on the Bang Niang Beach, on the other hand you will quickly find yourself in the local life again. Along the access road you will find numerous good restaurants and bars, shops, excursion agencies, scooter rentals and also some currency exchange offices and ATM`s.

Rooms with pool access

The rooms at La Vela Khao Lak are modern and chic, nevertheless very cozy and tastefully decorated. The entire hotel complex has around 180 rooms with 8 different room types. For our stay at La Vela Khao Lak we had the deluxe room poolside with direct access to the huge pool area. We loved the private jacuzzi on the room terrace most, from where we had a wonderful view of the Bang Niang Beach. In addition, the rooms are equipped with a nice bathroom, low-priced mini bar and large TV.

Our tip: On you can check the excellent rating of this hotel!


For sure, the varied breakfast buffet at La Vela Khao Lak will leave no wish unfulfilled: Whether fresh waffles, pancakes, hot fresh bread, Thai fruits, delicious egg dishes or even sushi and hot thai dishes like Pad Thai – your personal breakfast dream will come true. Also, the fresh smoothies and juices are really delicious!

Bang Niang Beach

The beautiful Bang Niang Beach is one of the most famous beaches at Khao Lak. The slightly reddish soft sand gives a fantastic contrast to the blue sky and the palm trees. Both, at low tide and high tide swimming is possible and some trees provide cool shade at lunchtime. On our last visit in November, the Bang Niang Beach was pleasantly quiet and not overcrowded.

Retaurant at La Vela Khao Lak

Various fair priced culinary offers are sold during the happy-hour times: No matter whether coffee and cake, cocktails, burgers and Co. guest are spoiled with great promotions throughout the day. In any case, you should try the burger promotion which is more than delicious! For all who like to party: Every Saturday there is a pool party fire-eater and DJ at the Beach Bar of The La Vela Khao Lak.

Check in and check out

On the day of arrival the Check-in is starting from 14:00 , whereby the lovely receptionists always take care to make it possible to move into your room in advance. On the day of departure, the Check-out is scheduled until 12:00. Additionally, there are beautiful showers and changing rooms available, for guests who want to use the great pool area for a bit longer.

Service – holiday atmosphere – culinary all our experiences at La Vela Khao Lak were really positive and we can only recommend this dream hotel on Bang Niang Beach. La Vela Khao Lak on Bang Niang Beach is definitely one of the best hotels around Khao Lak. On you will find all reviews and information about the hotel.


Top places to go around 

Around Khao Lak are is a lot of interesting stuff to explore and that’s why the Bang Niang Beach is an ideal starting point for excursions. Especially recommended are the speedboat tours to the famous Similan Islands and the Surin Islands. Also a visit of the Khao Sok National Park with its deep jungle and the large Chiao Lan lake is an absolute TOP highlight. Moreover, you will find a large number of beautiful waterfalls in that area. We highly recommend a trip to the Lampi Waterfall (30 km from Bang Niang Beach). And all of you who love nature should definitely go and see the Lam-Ru National Park.

Along the coast you will find plenty of wonderful sand beaches. Here you are going to find the best beaches in Khao Lak.

Really touching is a visit to the Tsunami Memorial commemorating the victims of the 2004 tsunami. This place is located near Bang Niang Beach and can be reached by a short walk.

You see, in Khao Lak there are lots of things waiting for you to be discovered. You can find more about the most beautiful excursions and sights here…

Rent a scooter

The best way to explore the most beautiful beaches and waterfalls of Khao Lak is by riding a scooter. Scooter rentals can be found there like sand on the beach. We rent our scooter from the dear Ing (right near La Vela Khao Lak – phone: 084-6263942) just near the hotel and we were very happy with our choice. The roads in Khao Lak are well maintained and the locals are careful drivers.

Bang Niang Market

3 times a week the Bang Niang Market takes place in Khao Lak. This versatile market offers many cheap shopping and dining options. Here you will find numerous food stalls and you can try the typical thai cuisine. It is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from about 10:00 – 22:00 clock.

Restaurants, bars and nightlife at Bang Niang Beach

If you don`t want to eat in the hotel every day and you are not sure where to eat at Bang Niang Beach you should try one of the great restaurants at Bang Niang. Here you will find inexpensive local restaurants, as well as international cuisine such as pizza, burgers and Co. Most of the restaurants are located along the main road leading to the Bang Niang Beach. At the restaurant Na Suang you will find cheap and delicious Thai dishes. Also the fish is excellent and well priced. The best Pizza in town you are going to find at the Amici Italian Bistro -a great chance if you need a break from the Thai cuisine.

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